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401 Richmond Illustration Studio



OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the 401 Richmond Illustration Studio for graduating Illustration students.

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients, Anita Fowl, Kristina Pavao, Madeleine Lebrun, and Tiffany Chin.


401 Richmond

401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8


Anita Fowl

Anita Fowl is a multimedia illustrator and creature from Toronto. They enjoy consuming and creating comics that take place in an uncanny and oversaturated world where self-discovery and identity come to the forefront. Anita is also an avid doll-maker and amateur ceramicist, crafting custom collectibles hand-made with love.

Kristina Pavao

Kristina Pavao is a Toronto based Illustrator and Designer, currently studying at OCAD University. Her work focuses on exploring personal identity and representing contemporary  societal issues. She is a multi-disciplinary designer combining analogue designs with digital elements.Many of her influences stem from neo-expressionist work, and street art. Kristina's most notable clients include Microsoft, RedBull, Tridel Condominiums and the NBA. When she's not  working, she can be found finding new music to listen to or cheering for the Toronto Raptors. 

Madeleine Lebrun

Madeleine is a Toronto-based illustrator who works in plasticine sculpture and photo collage. Inspired by cartoons from the '20s and '30s and Soviet graphic design, herpractice seeks to fuse technical processes from the past and present. The result is imagery that appears compellingly ghostly and out-of-time, echoing the experience of nostalgia - a longing for an idealized past. 

Tiffany Chin

Tiffany Chin is a Toronto based illustrator who-specializes in poster artwork, editorial illustration, and all things strange. Inspired by psychedelic posters, classic rock, vintage advertisements, and lowbrow art, she strives to step beyond the boundaries of convention to create visually jarring imagery. Her work takes a deep dive into overlooked human desires and experiences.


OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce the return of the 401 Richmond Illustration Studio for graduating Illustration students.

Graduating ILLU students are invited to apply for this opportunity and four (4) successful applicants will be awarded one year of free studio space in 401 Richmond in from June 2022 to May 2023. This is an incredible opportunity to become part of a larger creative community and connect with like-minded creative practitioners. Applications will be reviewed by ILLU Faculty members during the graduating medals and awards process.


The studio will be cleaned and disinfected before move-in. The selected will go through orientation to go through 401 Richmond's COVID safety measures more thoroughly.


June 2022 to May 2023


401 Richmond Street, Toronto


The OCAD U RBC CEAD is committed to promoting substantive equality for equity-seeking groups that are under-represented in the creative sector. We encourage applications from first-time applicants to the program and graduates of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities / expressions.


Applicants who have concerns about meeting a Career Launcher application deadline are invited to connect with the CEAD in order to discuss possible alternatives. We encourage all who might require assistance with the application process to reach out to determine available support. Outreach of this nature should be undertaken at least one week prior to the published application deadline.


  • Must be an undergraduate Illustration major in their graduating year
  • Must have the intention of being present in the Greater Toronto Area following graduation in order to make regular use of this opportunity


  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and non-OCAD U email)
  • CV
  • A statement of interest that contextualizes your intent to use the studio, and outlines the significance of the opportunity to your creative practice (250 words max)
  • Written confirmation of the two qualifications (Add this following your statement)

All uploaded files must be named as follows to be considered: LastName_First Name_[item]_401studio, for example, Doe_Dakota_CV_401studio


April 11 at 11:59 PM

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